Rising Star Award

Patti Pao received the 2014 Rising Star Award in the Beauty/Fragrance Entrepreneur category for the Restorsea brand.

The Fashion Group International is a global, non-profit, professional organization with 5,000 members in the fashion industry including apparel, accessories, beauty and home. The FGI mission is to be the pre-eminent authority on the business of fashion and design and to help its members become more effective in their careers.

The Rising Star Awards, now in its 18th year, was created to help develop and advance the careers of emerging talent. The Rising Star Awards celebrate young talent in the categories of Fine Jewelry, Menswear, Beauty Entrepreneur, Beauty Corporate, Accessories, Home Interiors, Retail and Womenswear.

Through a member-only nomination process, 38 finalists are chosen from over 140 nominees in all 8 categories.

The finalists are judged on creativity and innovation and must be in business more than 1, less than 6 years with at least one retail account.

"Talent, of course, is innate, but it is brought to life by persistence and drive, and surely must be nurtured," said Fashion Group International president Margaret Hayes. "We like to believe we are the nurturing group."

Rising Star Award